November 26, 2014  

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Southern Miss Kicks Off Health is Golden Campaign

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Those participating in the check presentation included, from left to right: Dr. Joe Paul, vice president for Student Affairs at Southern Miss; Dr. Virginia Crawford, director of Student Health Services at Southern Miss; Jodi Ryder, health education and promotion director at Southern Miss; Sheila Grogan, executive director, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, and Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett (Photo by Danny Rawls).

The University of Southern Mississippi kicked off its “Health is Golden” campaign today (March 6) with a check presentation of $250,000 from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.

The campaign is designed to create and sustain a culture of wellness on the campus of Southern Mississippi that will extend into the surrounding communities and schools. With the grant funding, a number of health initiatives have been developed to benefit Southern Miss faculty, staff and student in particular.

“Embodying a healthy lifestyle is important to our University community and to our own individual success,” said Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett. “Healthy habits allow us to do our best work; give us energy to get through each day; reduce stress and anxiety; help prevent the onset of many medical issues; and provide a framework for a long and healthy life.”

For more information about the “Health is Golden” campaign, contact Student Health Services at 601.266.5390 or visit: www.usm.edu/wellness